#0: Introducing Staking Economy

After being an avid reader of the Token Economy newsletter by Stefano Bernardi and Yannick Roux and other similar crypto newsletter formats (shoutout to Week in Ethereum by Evan Van Ness and Proof-of-Work by Eric Meltzer), I decided that the time has come to join the ranks and start sharing insights from the world of Proof-of-Stake-based cryptoassets twice a month.

I believe that we are observing the start of the long-awaited Proof-of-Stake era. The Tezos betanet launch at the end of June was one of the first signs of the formation of an entirely new emerging ecosystem that I expect to grow considerably over the course of the coming months and years. Promising networks such as Cosmos are entering final testnet phases and specifications of some of the largest Proof-of-Stake endeavors from Ethereum and Cardano are becoming increasingly clear and refined. In addition, we are seeing decentralized application projects embracing the staking paradigm to align incentives in their token economies, a notable mention in this context is the live video transcoding platform Livepeer.

Through my work with Chorus One, a staking provider company, I am exposed to the inner workings of stake-based decentralized networks on a daily basis. Using the format of a twice monthly report, Staking Economy aims to provide readers with a unique validator perspective on the staking ecosystem.

This publication is not supposed to only feature my personal research and views, I want to aggregate relevant information from all around the staking sphere, which is why I encourage readers to forward their findings or introduce their projects to me via email to hello@stakingeconomy.com.

The newsletter is sponsored by Chorus One, an operator of validating nodes and staking services on Proof-of-Stake networks. Opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Chorus One.

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You can find the first issue of the newsletter featuring meditations on Tezos, updates from Ethereum, Cardano, Cosmos, Polkadot and NuCypher here.